My husband is going to want to keep this one, but my plan is to give it as a gift to his brother and wife for Christmas. I may just need to make another one for us! For months now I have been saving bottle caps from different beers and finally had enough variety to make this trivet. The frame was a find at Tuesday Mornings for .99. I just had to break the existing tile out first. The bottle caps were all glued down and then used grout to finish it off. It is great gift idea for the beer lover and you could even use caps that are all the same or even pop caps.
One of my cousins is pregnant and the baby shower is in a week. I debated what to do for her and finally decided on a Teddy Bear. I posted about this pattern previously but this time, my fabric selection is a bit different. From my favorite, the Goodwill, I got a denim curtain panel for 1.49. The fabric is really soft and was plenty to make two bears, one for another friend due later this year. Instead of just using the obvious 'front' of the fabric, I reversed some of it. It has a great two-toned effect. For an extra bit of interest I added a few patches on the bear. My cousin is waiting to find out if she is having a boy or girl, so with the denim it work for either. I still need to add a ribbon around the neck, but haven't found anything I like yet. Most likely it will be red or blue. Hope she likes it!